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Did you know? (Version 4.0)

The Economist recently released another of their famous “Did You Know? videos. Fantastic and very interesting data as always. Some personal favorites:

  • Over 1,000,000 books are published each year. A Google book search scanner can digitize 1,000 pages every hour
  • There are 240,000,000 TVs in the U.S., 2,000,000 are in bathrooms (?!)
  • More video was uploaded to YouTube in the last 2 months than if ABC/NBC/HBO had been airing new content 24/7/365 since 1948
  • 95% of all songs downloaded last year weren’t paid for
  • Wikipedia launched in 2001. It now feature over 13 million articles in 200 languages
  • The average American teen send 2,272 text messages … each month
  • 90% of the 200 billion emails sent every day is spam
  • The computer in your cell phone today is a million times cheaper, and a thousand times more powerful, and about a hundred thousand times smaller than the one computer in MIT 45 years ago

Mashable and Silicon Valley Insider on the same topic.

Fascinating Videos – “Did you know”

“Progression of Information Technology”, researched by Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod, and Jeff Bronman.

The second is labelled “Did you know 2.0” and includes new and updated statistics, it’s produced by XPLANE.